New switches for managing automatic updates are available in iOS 13.6. Now we can decide whether our iPhone or iPad can automatically download iOS updates when connected to WiFi.

Apple released the second beta of iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 to developers. Updates include new controls to manage software updates , including automatic download and installation.

The new Automatic Updates setting allows our iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to automatically download software updates when we are connected to Wi-Fi. ” IPhone will automatically download updates over Wi-Fi,” is how Apple describes the new switch.

iOS and iPadOS already allow us to automatically install software updates overnight and the new switch is simply based on that function. You don’t need to manually download an update, but iOS will still send us a push notification before an update is installed overnight:

Automatically install software updates overnight after they are downloaded. You will be notified before installing updates. Your iPhone must be charging and connected to Wi-Fi to complete the update.

In addition, we will be able to disable the option if we do not want our device to automatically download a new update. This new option will be a welcome change for those who don’t want to automatically download iOS updates without permission, as this can take up valuable storage space.

The new option is enabled by default , but you can manage the setting by going to  Settings> General> Software Update> Customize Automatic Updates.

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